Mental Health Substance Abuse Therapist

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Are you someone who is passionate about substance abuse and mental health treatment?  Do you want to be a part of developing a NEW Co-Occurring treatment unit at one of the leading drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Western Pennsylvania?  If so, this job is for you!

Founded in 1972, Gateway Rehab has become a leader in drug & alcohol treatment in Western Pennsylvania. Our mission is to help all affected by addictive diseases to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. We strive to provide effective long-term treatment for addictive disease by offering a continuum of clinical practices, recovery support, education, and research.

We are currently looking for someone to join our team as a full Time Co-Occurring Therapist.

Job Summary: This position is responsible for providing substance abuse and mental health treatment as well as case management services for assigned patients.


Sign on bonus-$3ooo with no license, $5000 with license

Benefits for Qualified Positions Include:

  • Sign on bonus eligible!!!!
  • Super Flexible schedule available
  • 8- or 10-hour shifts
  • 29 days PTO/year accrual begins immediately
  • Health Insurance- UPMC/Highmark begins after 30 days
  • Free Food and Parking
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer matching

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct individual therapy sessions with clients to discuss ongoing issues related to substance use, relapse and recovery, mental health issues, and related matters.
  • Facilitate group sessions for our co-occurring patients, which include activities, discussions, processing, psychoeducation, and lectures.
  • Develop clinical needs list, treatment plans, and treatment plan updates based on clients’ goals and needs, specifically focusing on SUD and MH needs.
  • Facilitate continuing care planning, including follow up appointments with mental health, drug and alcohol counseling, and other resources, as well as finding appropriate next level of care for therapeutic services.
  • Complete biopsychosocial assessments and mental status exams.
  • Work closely with psychiatrist and care plan accordingly
  • Facilitate continued stay process through contact with funding sources by completing ASAM utilization reviews and conducting clinical reviews in conjunction with the Utilization Review team.
  • Contact parties involved in clients’ treatment to gather collateral information and documentation
  • Develop behavioral contracts as appropriate for population treated.
  • Conduct suicide assessments when necessary and intervene appropriately.
  • Intervene appropriately in crisis situations.
  • Conduct room searches, urine screens, and disciplinary measures as needed

Qualifying Education, Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required:  degree must be in field that meets the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs staffing qualification regulations.
  • Pennsylvania Certified CAADC or CCDPD and/or Pennsylvania LCSW or LPC- license eligible
  • Experience in a mental health and drug and alcohol professional setting.
  • Knowledge of age specific growth and development


This is a brief summary of duties not intended to be inclusive and subject to change.

Compliance with all applicable licensing/accreditation bodies required.

Gateway Rehab proudly offers competitive wages and benefit packages, along with career advancement opportunities. Join us today!

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